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Can technology help predict outcomes?

Posted by danblog on April 29, 2015 in General stuff |

The use of technology has become commonplace in the 21st Century, with mobile phones and tablets joining computers as multi-functional in transforming how we operate on a day-to-day basis. It is easy to see how handheld gadgets have improved our quality of life, with a plethora of downloadable apps across numerous markets allowing users to customise their device to suit their personal needs and requirements. Both have surpassed their original functional purpose, with users now able to search the internet, play games, and organise their daily schedule amongst many other services.


As mobile phones and tablets provide access to the internet and 4G signals whilst on the go, whether it is during long commutes or waiting for an appointment at the doctors, it has opened up the opportunity for those who like to play the lottery or predict the outcome of sports events to access a number to do so through an app or online. They have created a more convenient and efficient way for people to make their predictions, but such is the unpredictable nature of the lottery and sport, it becomes impossible to be successful with every bet. However, using technology could be useful when at a football match or a horse racing event to check a number of factors that could be influential in the outcome and have a better chance of winning money.


Pundits and tipsters

Everyone needs a helping hand when it comes to predicting the outcome of sporting events, as there is always a chance that an underdog may prevail, or a moment of brilliance or controversy may change the entire complexion of a match or race. There is nothing to prevent such occurrences from happening, but pundits and tipsters make it their duty to utilise their knowledge of the sport and any research they carry out into form and recent results to make a more calculated prediction on the outcome. Although neither can guarantee 100% accuracy with their predictions for sporting events, there is more chance of being successful by sourcing information from a pundit or tipsters who has the inside track on a multiple of factors that could point to the winning outcome.


Weather predictions

Horse racing remains one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom for the number of people who go to the racecourses, television viewers and punters. Backing the winner can ultimately come down to form of both the horse and jockey, and although many people continue to have fun picking their favourite names in the most famous races such as the Aintree Grand National, it does not carry a great success rate. The outcome of any race can be particularly altered by the ground and weather conditions, with certain horses excelling on different types of ground that can make them stand out as a good each way chance or the potential winner. Technology, such as mobiles and tablets, can be used to check weather forecasts which can ultimately decide which horses to back in conditions that will suit them perfectly.


Lottery predictions

Since its emergence in 1994, the National Lottery continues to go from strength to strength with millions of people playing in the hope of winning the big jackpot. The EuroMillions and Thunderball jackpots have created more opportunities for participants to win money, but trying to predict the seven lottery numbers when there are forty-nine balls in the machine is almost impossible. Odds of 13,983,815/1 reflect just how difficult it is to select the winning combination, but looking for lottery predictions via the internet on a mobile phone or tablet leading up to the Saturday night draw can increase those chances. Using handheld technology makes it easier to find predictions without having to log onto a computer, while they can also be used when writing the numbers down on the lottery form whilst at the shop. Lottery predictions are based upon statistics of how frequent each number is drawn out of the machine, and while it cannot be guaranteed to be accurate all of the time, they can point lottery players in the right direction towards getting at least three numbers.



Review: UnoDNS from UnoTelly.com

Posted by danblog on October 19, 2014 in General stuff |

The team at UnoTelly have asked me to put their UnoDNS service through it’s paces and here’s the result. Disclosure: I’ve been given a free subscription to review their service. What is UnoDNS? UnoDNS is a service which enables you to access content as if you’re in another country. UnoDNS enables you to easily view […]


HungryHouse goes Mobile!

Posted by danblog on October 21, 2013 in General stuff |

Mobile apps have gone from unusual to ubiquitous over the past few years, with instant messaging behemoths like Snapchat, photo-snapping giants like Instagram or addictive games like Infinity Blade taking on the world. Our friends over at hungryhouse.co.uk have jumped into the fray with an app that lets you order food straight to your door – now […]


Popular casino games to play online

Posted by danblog on October 4, 2013 in General stuff |

If you were to ask most people what they do when they are at home these days, most would say that they spend a lot of time on their computers. This is mainly due to the invention of the internet, with all the possibilities it offers there is no wonder why people spend so much […]


CAD Helps US Army with Star Trek-Style Replicators

Posted by danblog on February 5, 2013 in General stuff |

Throughout forward operating bases in Afghanistan, US soldiers are using 3D printers to whip up practically anything they might need. Reminiscent of the replicator device featured in Star Trek everything from storage containers to vehicle spare parts, there’s a fully equipped 3D printing lab only a short helicopter ride away. In an interview with Fox […]


Online Reputation Management: An Increasingly Needed Industry

Posted by danblog on December 16, 2012 in General stuff |

Online Reputation Management, or Online Brand Management, is quickly becoming an essential part of business. With companies’ presence now being so heavily weighted towards the online side of things, it is becoming increasingly easy for a damaged reputation to spread and cost businesses customer interest and money.  Online Reputation Management is all about clearing up […]


SAP Turns “Big Data” into Useable Data with New Analytics Programs

Posted by danblog on October 12, 2012 in General stuff |

Business software providers SAP teamed up with Canadian firm Roger Communications to complete a suite of new enterprise analytics software that provides self-service access to reports that scale as the database being analysed grows in data volumes. The resultant product editions, SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Crystal Server, allow users to make sense of “Big Data” […]



Posted by danblog on August 31, 2012 in General stuff |

As a big Dragon Den fan it’s always exciting when I get to see products which I’ve seen in the Den in real life, especially when they’re edible. Yourvine is doing a cool challenge for Love Da Popcorn, complete challenges and get free Love Da Popcorn! How cool is that? Don’t watch Dragons Den?  If […]


Managing your energy online

Posted by danblog on June 23, 2012 in General stuff |

  In just over 2 weeks I will be moving into my new house, with 6 friends and one of our primary concerns is the cost of bills – Particularly power & Gas. It’s going to be a fun challenge trying to keep our bills as low as possible  and I plan on using as […]


Worldwide Social Media users Top 1 Billion

Posted by danblog on June 18, 2012 in General stuff |

According to the International Telecommunication Union, there are now over 1 billion people in the world who actively use social media. Of course, it will come as no surprise that Facebook tops the chart as the world’s most popular social network with over 900 million active users (Though differing opinions on what constitutes “active” could […]

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